Table A-2. Employment status of the civilian population by race, sex, and age

HOUSEHOLD DATA
Table A-2. Employment status of the civilian population by race, sex, and age
[Numbers in thousands]
Employment status, race, sex, and age Not seasonally adjusted Seasonally adjusted(1)
Sept.
2016
Aug.
2017
Sept.
2017
Sept.
2016
May
2017
June
2017
July
2017
Aug.
2017
Sept.
2017

WHITE

Civilian noninstitutional population

198,509 199,082 199,191 198,509 198,775 198,872 198,974 199,082 199,191

Civilian labor force

124,689 125,280 125,320 124,826 124,481 124,890 124,968 125,037 125,393

Participation rate

62.8 62.9 62.9 62.9 62.6 62.8 62.8 62.8 63.0

Employed

119,465 120,365 120,857 119,391 119,896 120,091 120,262 120,209 120,753

Employment-population ratio

60.2 60.5 60.7 60.1 60.3 60.4 60.4 60.4 60.6

Unemployed

5,223 4,915 4,463 5,435 4,585 4,799 4,706 4,828 4,641

Unemployment rate

4.2 3.9 3.6 4.4 3.7 3.8 3.8 3.9 3.7

Not in labor force

73,820 73,802 73,871 73,683 74,294 73,982 74,006 74,046 73,797

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

65,326 65,455 65,412 65,283 65,217 65,225 65,141 65,262 65,339

Participation rate

72.0 71.9 71.8 72.0 71.8 71.8 71.6 71.7 71.7

Employed

62,834 63,281 63,378 62,589 62,999 62,886 62,904 62,961 63,143

Employment-population ratio

69.3 69.5 69.6 69.0 69.3 69.2 69.2 69.2 69.3

Unemployed

2,491 2,174 2,034 2,693 2,218 2,339 2,238 2,301 2,196

Unemployment rate

3.8 3.3 3.1 4.1 3.4 3.6 3.4 3.5 3.4

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

54,883 54,980 55,501 54,871 54,785 55,015 55,393 55,282 55,476

Participation rate

57.5 57.4 57.9 57.5 57.3 57.5 57.9 57.7 57.9

Employed

52,789 52,797 53,577 52,799 52,927 53,100 53,420 53,286 53,551

Employment-population ratio

55.3 55.2 55.9 55.3 55.4 55.5 55.8 55.7 55.9

Unemployed

2,094 2,183 1,924 2,072 1,858 1,915 1,973 1,996 1,925

Unemployment rate

3.8 4.0 3.5 3.8 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.6 3.5

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian labor force

4,480 4,845 4,407 4,672 4,479 4,650 4,433 4,492 4,578

Participation rate

36.3 39.3 35.7 37.8 36.3 37.7 35.9 36.4 37.1

Employed

3,842 4,288 3,902 4,002 3,970 4,105 3,938 3,962 4,058

Employment-population ratio

31.1 34.7 31.6 32.4 32.2 33.3 31.9 32.1 32.9

Unemployed

638 557 505 670 508 545 495 530 520

Unemployment rate

14.2 11.5 11.5 14.3 11.4 11.7 11.2 11.8 11.4

BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN

Civilian noninstitutional population

31,987 32,296 32,333 31,987 32,193 32,226 32,260 32,296 32,333

Civilian labor force

19,789 20,142 20,227 19,826 20,075 20,002 20,096 20,092 20,232

Participation rate

61.9 62.4 62.6 62.0 62.4 62.1 62.3 62.2 62.6

Employed

18,168 18,542 18,842 18,181 18,560 18,576 18,617 18,544 18,819

Employment-population ratio

56.8 57.4 58.3 56.8 57.7 57.6 57.7 57.4 58.2

Unemployed

1,620 1,600 1,385 1,646 1,515 1,426 1,479 1,548 1,413

Unemployment rate

8.2 7.9 6.8 8.3 7.5 7.1 7.4 7.7 7.0

Not in labor force

12,199 12,154 12,106 12,161 12,118 12,224 12,163 12,204 12,101

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

9,021 9,214 9,315 9,000 9,063 9,084 9,163 9,205 9,279

Participation rate

67.7 68.3 69.0 67.5 67.5 67.5 68.0 68.2 68.7

Employed

8,306 8,521 8,708 8,264 8,475 8,510 8,522 8,487 8,654

Employment-population ratio

62.3 63.2 64.5 62.0 63.1 63.3 63.3 62.9 64.1

Unemployed

716 693 606 736 588 574 641 718 625

Unemployment rate

7.9 7.5 6.5 8.2 6.5 6.3 7.0 7.8 6.7

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

10,069 10,108 10,153 10,074 10,224 10,143 10,170 10,127 10,149

Participation rate

62.4 62.0 62.2 62.4 62.9 62.4 62.5 62.1 62.2

Employed

9,361 9,405 9,549 9,370 9,513 9,455 9,511 9,474 9,541

Employment-population ratio

58.0 57.7 58.5 58.0 58.6 58.1 58.4 58.1 58.5

Unemployed

708 703 604 703 712 689 660 653 608

Unemployment rate

7.0 7.0 5.9 7.0 7.0 6.8 6.5 6.4 6.0

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian labor force

698 820 759 752 787 774 763 760 804

Participation rate

27.7 32.7 30.2 29.9 31.3 30.8 30.4 30.3 32.0

Employed

502 617 584 546 572 611 585 583 624

Employment-population ratio

20.0 24.6 23.3 21.7 22.8 24.3 23.3 23.2 24.9

Unemployed

196 204 174 206 215 163 178 178 180

Unemployment rate

28.1 24.8 23.0 27.4 27.3 21.1 23.3 23.4 22.4

ASIAN

Civilian noninstitutional population

15,310 15,341 15,483 15,310 15,433 15,367 15,290 15,341 15,483

Civilian labor force

9,717 9,894 9,973 9,760 9,826 9,792 9,789 9,886 10,005

Participation rate

63.5 64.5 64.4 63.7 63.7 63.7 64.0 64.4 64.6

Employed

9,350 9,498 9,619 9,381 9,471 9,443 9,418 9,489 9,638

Employment-population ratio

61.1 61.9 62.1 61.3 61.4 61.4 61.6 61.9 62.3

Unemployed

367 396 353 379 356 350 370 397 366

Unemployment rate

3.8 4.0 3.5 3.9 3.6 3.6 3.8 4.0 3.7

Not in labor force

5,593 5,446 5,510 5,550 5,607 5,575 5,502 5,455 5,478

Footnotes
(1) The population figures are not adjusted for seasonal variation; therefore, identical numbers appear in the unadjusted and seasonally adjusted columns.

NOTE: Estimates for the above race groups will not sum to totals shown in table A-1 because data are not presented for all races. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

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Last Modified Date: October 06, 2017